Will the temperature change make you sick?

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 17:44:38-05

CINCINNATI -- The spring-like temperatures in the city Friday reached highs of 76 degrees, tying the record set back in 1930.

With temperatures Saturday expected to plummet below freezing, many in the Tri-State are concerned the fluctuating weather will make them sick.

Craig Davidson from Hamilton County Public Health said that is not the case.

"It's maybe just an old wives tale, but there's really no science behind that,” Davidson said.

Davidson said with flu season right around the corner, now is a perfect time to get a flu vaccination.

He also said although temperature change won’t necessarily make someone sick, it can affect people’s sinuses.

"The temperature change doesn't necessarily mean there's an infectious disease in play though,” Davidson said. “Allergies can be in play, the drier air causes people problems during the winter seasons as well."